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to destroy a united states bound airliner. the terrorist group planned to use the upgraded bomb possibly around the one year anniversary of the death of bin laden. this less than three years after a man failed to detonate a bomb in his underwear on christmas. thehe would be bomber had not yet picked a target or bought a ticket. the device didn't have metal meaning it could have passed through the detector. >> intended to be on an american plane, american bound plane, it never made it on. there was never a danger of it going off in a plane and americans at risk. >> reporter: the defense secretary and former cia chief warned of potential threats by al-qaeda and other groups. >> what this incident makes clear is that this country has to continue to remain aware against those that would seek to attack this country. >> reporter: a white house spokesperson said that the president was told about the plot in april and was assured it posed no threat. a government source said that aside from the device there is a second threat stream out of the middle east. in washington cathryn harris. channel
. >> he was asking for a tax on the united states on president obama, general david pa -- he said don't worry about vice president biden. >> osama bin laden apparently wanted biden to take over the presidential post. saying he was not prepared. >>> republicans announced plans to campaign against -- >>> the second largers worker union in san francisco -- 93% of them voted in favor of the year. this ends years of wage concessions and provide for a 3% salary hike. there are also modest increases for health care costs. union leaders had recommended approval. >>> hundreds of military veterans and spouses showed up today for a hire our heros event in oakland. the special recruiting fair was held at the odotc organize coliseum. it was open to any veteran no matter when or where they served and their spouses. about 30 vendors were on hand along with schools. >> what i'm getting here is good advice about applying. >>> for more information, visit our website ktvu.com and click on web links. >>> a 14-year-old boy admits he shot and killed his friend at a park and even more disturbing, why he sai
united states and alleyed forces out by the end of 2014. >> we can start rebuilding america and making some of the massive investments we have made in afghanistan here back home. >> the one -- getting out and the other hand he isn't cutting and running. i think it's not a lot of room for the republicans to come at him. >> reporter: it's still early to put much stock in polls showing the president and romney nearly tied. polls also show no real change in the president's support since he endorsed same sex marriage. >> this isn't the big issue right now. it's the economy. that's what they care about. >> reporter: the president will be back in the bay area wednesday and thursday this week to tap the california atm machine to finance his campaign. in berkeley, rita williams. >> and we have more details now on the president's bay area visit on wednesday the president is expected to attend a fundraising dinner, tickets said to be $35,000 per person. later that same evening he is scheduled to attend a rally in redwood, tickets there at a thousand dollars, and on thursday a round table in pa
. >>> the bay area certainly isn't alone. cities all across the united states saw may day protests today and some of them were violent. in seattle dozens of people wearing masks and dressed in black smashed the windows at a niketown store. and they didn't stop there. the group also damaged several other stores and the federal courthouse. police ended up arresting at least eight people there. in los angeles, a splinter group broke off from a larger mark to block streets leading to los angeles international airport. at least people ended up being arrested. in another incident, a los angeles police officer was injured when she was hited in head with a skateboard. in manhattan on wall street it was back to where the occupy movement all began. protesters marched outside the bank of america offices chanting about foreclosures. occupy activists said they wanted to bring businesses to a halt today but it appears the spring rain thinned out the crowds. >> we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. >> president obama signs a turning point -- signal as turning point in afghanistan -- signals
-old nursing student shot to death. she left nigeria where she practiced law to come to the united states looking for a better life. she leaves mind a husband and four children. >> my youngest one is constantly asking for mom. she wants mom. she wants mommy. you know, i told her mommy is with god. and she says she wants to go to god and be with mommy. >> reporter: andy says he's not thinking about what should happen to the accused killer, that he is still grieving. >>> the oakland police department could be headed for a federal take over in the not to distant future. an independent monitor reported today the reforms ordered by a federal court nearly 10 years ago still have not been fully implemented. monitor robert warshaw criticized the response to last year's protest. >>> san francisco's largest union staged add noisy rally inside city hall to try to build support for its ongoing negotiations. members of the service employees international union local 1021 voice their opposition to the city's demand. they say the city wants them to take furlough days and pay more for their health care.
. that the president of the united states now says yes to all families. >> those celebrating tonight say if the president's stance on same-sex marriage can change, it gives them hope that others will change their views as well. >> marriage laws vary from state to state. we put together a map for you tonight. take a look. a total of 30 states seen here in red, those that are right there have outright bans on same-sex marriages. typically, they restrict a marriage to one man and one woman. take a look what happens when i change the map a bit. same sex couples have full marriage rights in six states and the district of columbia. those are the states colored here in green. washington and maryland also allow same-sex marriage, but those are on hold with referendums. 12 states allow for civil partnerships. all of these fall short of allowing same sex marriages. our coverage continues at ktvu.com. you will find more video of president obama's historic words today, as well as reaction from others. >>> we have developing news tonight in east oakland where a manhunt is underway right now. details
. >> my father believes or my mother believes if i wanted to be president of the united states, i could be. my mother believes if my mother or sister wanted to be a millionaire, they could be a millionaire. my mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams. >>> the antioch city planning commission approved changing the name of a downtown street. that might not sound like such a big deal, but for antioch, it is. ken wayne is there today, and says the city has big aspirations. >> reporter: frank, tourism, and antioch are two words you don't often here in the same sentence. a simple street name change will lure people to discover the hidden gem, it's waterfront. the sun slipped behind the horizon at antioch's marina this evening. >> there's a lot of people, even in this area, that don't realize there's a river here. >> reporter: tonight, the antioch planning commission voted unanimously to recommend a name change. l street would become marina parkway. the change would take place just before caltrans installs new freeway signs on the highway 4 widening project, and potentially let tr
of the united states with a halo over his head certainly doesn't do anything to disabuse that notion. >> reporter: as for magazine sales, it remains to be seen how this issue of newsweek will do. here at telours the owner told us he ordered 200 more copies to meet the demand. >>> you can join the conversation on our facebook wall at ktvu.com on facebook. president obama addresses gays and lesbians directly. his comments about last week's marriage announcement. >>> and it's going to be cold out there tonight. it already is in some places. there's patchy fog showing up along the coast. 48 in napa, that's cool for this time of year. so as the kids go off to school and you go off to work, 7:00, 8:00 in the morning you're going to have temperatures like 48 degrees in concord, so it's cool. jackets as you go for your tuesday. we're going to see clouds and fog along the coast. we have fog out there right now. half-moon bay you have fog, pacifica. fills in like this. by lunchtime it goes away like this. and temperatures start to warm, we're going to see plenty of 70s and 80s tomorrow. and we
soaked the holiday plans of many in the south eastern united states. arlington florida overnight down power lines crackled sparking a fire. over 1,700 people were without power at one point. >>> utility lines causing more problems. soggy conditions washed out plans for a day at the beach or bar-b-que. so far there are no reports of any injuries or major damage. >>> a girl from the sacramento area was badly injured using a rope swing to jump into the river. rope swinging is illegal, but that law did not impress a lot of people. >> reporter: a desire to experience what it's like to be tarzan seemed to fuel people on the river. until the fun turns painful. >> it could be very painful, the water levels are so low right now. >> reporter: it's also illegal. according to city code it's against the law to place any rope, wire or other on a tree, shrub, building or structure owned by the building. every evening, sacramento police cut down hundreds of rope swings, often times they are back up the next day. >>> marine police say they are also fighting to the áf keep rivergoers to jump off the b
in the united states. we're going to reveal which bay area schools made the top 100. >>> a bay area soldier killed at war. >> it's that smile that would get you. >> how the father of two will be remembered. >>> in eight mi ♪ ♪ pop goes the world ♪ it goes something like this ♪ everybody here is a friend of mine ♪ ♪ everybody, tell me, have you heard? ♪ ♪ pop goes the world ♪ pop goes the world [ female announcer ] pop in a whole new kind of clean with new tide pods... a powerful three-in-one detergent that cleans, brightens, and fights stains. pop in. stand out. droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left at the fork. does it do turn-by-turn navigation ? droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4glte network and motorola, whatever you want to do... droid does. >> a wildfire burning in acton is burning tonight. at least one structure has been destroyed. several homes were threatened at one point but fire officials say those homes are no longer in any danger. no word yet on a cause. >>> a soldier from alame
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